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New Mexico Museum of Natural History and Science

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Address: 1801 Mountain Rd. NW, Albuquerque, NM 87104
Phone Number: 505-841-2800
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Description: Visitors explore the origins and geological history of the American...
Visitors explore the origins and geological history of the American Southwest through vivid displays including dinosaur models, ice-age cave replicas, a naturalist center and a walk-through volcano.
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If you're a history and/or science buff, then this is the destination for you. There are interesting and educational exhibits galore, and the eaterie inside the venue offers good... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

If you're a history and/or science buff, then this is the destination for you. There are interesting and educational exhibits galore, and the eaterie inside the venue offers good food at a reasonable price. You may find that one visit isn't enough, so by all means come back since there are additional offerings rotated throughout the years.

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Long Beach, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

My boyfriend and I are in our late 20s, and were looking for something to do indoors (after a\ sunburn and 2 days of hiking) and our B&B owner (Sarah @ Adobe Nido) recommended this place. So glad we went!! It was super informative and interactive as well, which was a pleasant surprise. Thought we would only be there an... More 

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Catonsville, MD
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The museum features some excellent dinosaur skeletons, well displayed. The tyrannosaurus skeleton, for example, is accompanied by pictures pointing out the effect of injuries on the skeleton and speculating on the causes of them. We also saw fact-filled exhibits on the origins and development of life that explained not only what we know but how we know it. There was... More 

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Cape Girardeau MO
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

The first time I visited Albuquerque back in 1992 I was told this was a great place to visit. It was and still is....super educational for kids and adults alike!

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Norfolk, Virginia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

My father and I visited the museum on our way to Arizona. I loved how is was laid out and I found the wide variety of exhibit structures and topics very interesting. It spans from the beginning of time to present day and it divided in various biomes such as caves, forests and seas and well as an area where... More 

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

It's a fun easy day out. A lot of it seems dated, but that's Albuquerque for ya. I still try to get over to it every few years. Good learning experience for the younger kids. The Imax theater usually has good documentaries.

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Great museum space. We had our work holiday party there and had such a great time. Fun exhibits and a great observatory experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

Pros: The exhibits were nicely put together and very informative. They have a lot about New Mexico's natural history, with plenty of fossils, and a room where you could see recently discovered fossils that were still being researched. There was also a very cool exhibit on computer history. Cons: Some of the information was a little dated. The mineral gallery... More 

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Sacramento, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Went here as part of a trip with the grandson and we all really enjoyed it - again lots of exhibits and educational facts to learn. One tip - go either as soon as they open or late in the day to avoid the crowds

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

The last time I went in to look around they have changed several of the items. Change is a good thing some times. Good price and wonderful place to spend several hours just looking around and maybe learn something. The kids are now off to College, and this was one of their fav places to go.

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